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Site Requirements

Water Supply Requirements

The adequacy of fire protection facilities for all new developments is the responsibility of the authority having jurisdiction (A.H.J.) which in all cases is defined as the applicable fire district or the designee of said district as set forth in the fire district's Fire Prevention Code and City Ordinance by the appropriate fire districts within specifies many of the water supply requirements for fire protection however it must be emphasized that many of the requirements are set forth within and adopted by the City of Clearwater.

Minimum Fire Flow

Plans require that "at the time of application for connection to the public potable water system that minimum fire flows and hydrant spacing be consistent with fire district standards." The plan also requires that the following minimum fire flows be available:

1. Fire hydrants in single-family subdivision areas shall be:

a. Spaced not more than 500 vehicular travel feet between hydrants;

b. Each capable of delivering a minimum fire flow of 500 gpm with required pressure; and

c. Located in the public right-of-way in alignment with the side lot lines of abutting properties.

2. Fire hydrants in industrial, commercial, multi-family, mobile home park, recreational vehicle park, structures for public congregation, and other high-value sites, shall be:

a. Spaced not more than 300 vehicular travel feet between hydrants; and

b. Each capable of providing a minimum fire flow of 750 gpm with required residual pressure.

Existing fire hydrants within private property or isolated by physical barriers from the proposed development site may not be utilized for fire protection requirements of the proposed construction.